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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
by Douglas Messerli
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (screenplay), Yorgos Lanthimos (director) The Lobster / 2015, USA 2016
Although David also befriends a biscuit-eating woman (Olivia Colman)—who since she cannot find another biscuit eater, later attempts suicide—and a Lisping Man (John C. Reilly), who, similarly, has no luck in finding a companion.
David decides on trying to convince the Heartless Woman (Angeliki Papoulia) that he is compatible, ignoring the cries of the biscuit eater and even the Heartless Woman’s own mocked death-throes through choking. But when she kicks his brother/dog to death, he breaks into tears, and she becomes determined to report him for his lie, which will mean he will have no choice of the animal he is to become.
Los Angeles, May 31, 2016